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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Cantal

Located in the heart of the Cantal department, the municipality of Allanche takes place in the district of Saint -Flour. The village is located in southern Cézallier and is part of the Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne. Bordering Molèdes, Pradiers or Peyrusse, Allanche has all the charm of a small village of Cantal with a typical regional architecture and greenery.

The town is known for its natural heritage that can be introduced to hiking, cycling and discovering the local fauna and flora. Perfect for a quiet holiday and fresh air, the village of Allanche seduces visitors with its atmosphere and its timeless charm.

Geographical information

Latitude45.2290860 (N 45° 13’ 45”)
Longitude2.9345570 (E 2° 56’ 4”)
AltitudeFrom 784m to 1295m
Surface area49.89 km²
Population777 inhabitants
Density15 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAurillac (44 mi, 1h11)
Insee code15001
IntercommunalityCC Hautes Terres
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Pradiers3.3 mi (9 min)
Vernols3.3 mi (9 min)
Vèze5 mi (12 min)
Landeyrat6.2 mi (13 min)
Peyrusse7.3 mi (18 min)
Ségur-les-Villas7.9 mi (14 min)
Marcenat8.5 mi (19 min)
Neussargues en Pinatelle8.9 mi (17 min)
Ferrières-Saint-Mary9.4 mi (22 min)
Joursac9.4 mi (21 min)
Charmensac10.1 mi (19 min)
Molèdes10.3 mi (23 min)
Saint-Saturnin10.8 mi (20 min)
Valjouze11.8 mi (28 min)

Things to see and do

Ideal for outdoor leisure pursuits, the village also hosts the famous Allanche vélorail Cézallier. Open between May and September, this activity will be introduced to the speeder and make a fun walk, tourist and sports.

On the heights of the village, the massif of the Pinatelle Allanche is the scene of many marked hiking trails.

Places of interest

Information points
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Allanche is a dynamic city rich in events that attracts visitors from all over.

The Allanche fairs are held once or twice per month depending on the season. One can attend including several cattle fairs.

Every May, the village offers its festival of Estive. This is an opportunity to witness a rise of Salers cattle to higher pastures and discover many animations.

In July, the spot market potters to discover several craft techniques such as working stoneware, earthenware or raku.

The first weekend of August, Allanche offers its antique fair and antiques. For three days, exhibitors are installed in the city park to showcase furniture, knickknacks or postcards and books.

44th Antiques Fair Flea Allanche


Saturday 11 july
Min. 12°C - Max. 22°C
Sunday 12 july
Min. 8°C - Max. 25°C
Monday 13 july
Min. 9°C - Max. 27°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Le Cézallier Railbike
Entertainment26 € to 50 € Allanche
Maiden flight above the Cantal mountains
Sports sensations50 € to 350 € Coltines (11 mi)
Guided boat ride on Lake Garabit-Grandval
Nature and the great outdoors60 € to 180 € Val d'Arcomie (21 mi)
Wakeboarding with a water-skiing school
Sports sensations20 € Lanobre (25 mi)
Paramotor microlight maiden flight in Auvergne
Sports sensations110 € Champeix (28 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Stones and flowers: our paths of discovery
Car itineraryEasy35 minRiom-ès-Montagnes (13.9 mi)
Crégut Lake
HikeIntermediate2h30Saint-Genès-Champespe (16.6 mi)
Pavin Lake Tour
HikeIntermediate1h00Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise (18.8 mi)
Ascent of the Col de la Geneste
Cycling itineraryIntermediate40 minPicherande (19.1 mi)
Heritage Discovery Tour of Besse
HikeEasy20 minBesse-et-Saint-Anastaise (19.6 mi)


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